Junior Achievement of Idaho

  • ID


1303 E. Central Dr.
United States

About Us

Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. Our mission is to ensure that every child in Idaho is financially literate, has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system, and is prepared for the workforce. Junior Achievement brings business volunteers into the classroom as role models to share their life experiences with students while teaching our state and district approved curricula. Junior Achievement seeks volunteers to join us in educating Idaho's youth on economics, business and how to succeed in a global economy.

As a volunteer, you will:

•Teach fun, interactive lessons about business and free enterprise; Commit only a few hours – teach five 30-minute lessons for elementary programs (grades K-2), six 45-minute lessons for elementary and middle grades (grades 3-8), or 7-12 1-hour lessons for high school classes depending upon the program;

• Schedule classroom visits to fit into your schedule (weekly, daily for a week, twice a week, etc.);

•Be provided with classroom materials, step-by-step lesson plans and a 1 hour training session to ensure that you are comfortable entering the classroom;

•Select a grade level and school location, then coordinate visits directly with a classroom teacher – all for your convenience;

•Provide relevance to what students learn; show students the link between education and future opportunity.

How do I sign up?

For more information on this incredible opportunity to help save the country’s future, head over to [[http:jaidaho.org|jaidaho.org]]. We do require a 1 hour, 1 time training all volunteers must complete before they can teach in a classroom. You can sign up for a training at [[http:jaidaho.org|jaidaho.org]], go to the volunteer tab, then sign up under training dates.

We are using VolunteerSpot to promote which classes are available. Please follow these 3 easy steps to get signed up!

Please click on the link below to see available classes to volunteer in. Check back as these are being updated daily!

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/iBwrGx

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us at betsy@jaidaho.org and we can sign you up manually.

If you have any questions please contact Betsy Miller or David Wallas, JA’s elementary and secondary program managers, via betsy@jaidaho.org or david@jaidaho.org or phone at [[tel:%28208%29%20350-5065|(208) 350-5065]].

At face value, this may seem like an intimidating or daunting opportunity. But, as with all things in life, the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward. This is an opportunity to both provide invaluable information to kids and to enrich yourself in ways you’ll only appreciate once the program concludes.